Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Christmas Indulgence - Wild Cranberry Sauce-Topped Brie

Wild cranberry topped brie

There is not much of a "recipe" or "method" here, as all of the ingredients were store-bought, but I just wanted to share this idea I had for the Christmas celebrations. It might not be very original, as I am pretty sure I've seen some jam topped brie before, although don't remember any details.

Anyway, my idea was to combine the season's traditional cranberry sauce and mellow brie cheese.

I got my hands on an authentic French round brie and had the chance to combine with wild cranberries sauce. It was much better that the original cranberry sauce - it's darker in colour with much smaller fruit, more aromatic and tasty.

To complement the flavours I used dried currants and fresh lemon thyme leaves.

The thyme almost always makes me thing of mountains and woods and worked perfectly with the wild cranberries.
Oh it was a feast!

You need:

whole round brie (500 g or 1 kg)

2 jars wild cranberry sauce

200 g dried currants

the leaves of 3-4 sprigs fresh lemon thyme

freshly baked bread


Method:

Place the brie on a plate. Cover with the wild cranberry sauce. Sprinkle the currants. Distribute the lemon thyme leaves.

Serve and enjoy!

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Love this idea. Really simple. And the brie seems perfectly "ripe".
I haven't made my pizza with brie, pancetta and wild cranberry sauce yet. I'll let you know how it went when I do.

mia xara said...

Yummm!!! Very elegant-looking and I'm sure the taste is excellent!!Thank you for sharing, XO

Paula @ Spoons n Spades said...

Oh, this looks so delicious, I adore sweet flavours with cheese!

Cornflower Kitchen said...

Yum, this sounds good... I have a camembert baker at home, this combination would be wonderful baked :)

Regula said...

That looks delicious!!!

2peasandapot said...

Beautiful

Bety said...

Strahotna ideia otnovo!Tolkova obiknoveno , a tolkova praznichno i efektno!

Anh said...

a simple, lovely idea!

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